Lymphogranulomatosis (Hodgkin’s disease or malignant granuloma) was discovered by Dr. Thomas Hodgkin in 1832. Current medicine considers lymphogranulomatosis to be a cancerous disease of viral origin. Its characteristic feature is the presence of giant Reed-Sternberg-Berezovsky cells that are detected via microscopic examination of the lymph nodes. The conclusion about the viral origin of this disease emerged from “accuse what you see” principle, widespread in the current medicine.

Direct observations are often used in medicine, much like in other fields of science, misleading to direct conclusions. This is the kind of thinking that led to blaming cholesterol in cardiovascular diseases, sugar in diabetes, streptococci in rheumatism, and HIV in AIDS, etc. All of these have same mistake in common: direct observations of what has been seen were made into naïve conclusions that are now accepted for the truth.

From our point of view, lymphogranulomatosis is pathocomplex disease accompanied by characteristic of them pronounced immune deficiency. In consequence of immune deficiency, lymphoid tissue and lymph nodes, in particular, react to constantly attacking infectious agents, including viruses. It is exactly owing to the presence of immune deficiency with Hodgkin’s disease that various infections often develop: viral (herpes), fungal (candidiasis and cryptococcal meningitis), protozoal (toxoplasmosis and pneumocystic pneumonia). The Berezovsky-Reed-Sternberg cells that are detected in this disease are most likely the remnants of the pathocomplexes in which lymphocytes acquire large sizes by fusing into solid conglomerates.

Based on the theory of the pathocomplex process, once confined in pathocomplex networks, B-lymphocytes are incapable of performing their defensive functions and according to the principle of feedback, as emergency measure, they are intensively synthesized in the bone marrow. Enlargement of the spleen and lymph nodes occurs due to the accumulation of lymphocytes in them.

Theoretically, lymphogranulomatosis, as well as other diseases of pathocomplex origin must be completely curable with our method of treatment. However, so far we have had no practical experience of treating these diseases.